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Bishop Victorian Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
Boca Raton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pay more or get a steep climb to a worn room”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed in a suite on the 2nd floor for 4 nights. This was a medium-priced room.
PROS
1. Location--smack in the midst of downtown Port Townsend; a 2-minute stroll to shopping, restaurants, and the marina
2. Roomy suite, with large living area, basic kitchenette, and small bedroom
3. Delicious melt-in-your-mouth blueberry scones!
4. Laura Lee at reception--she's a fun gal

CONS
1. Bed sagged in the middle--I was constantly rolling into my husband (not in a good way).
2. Very musty/dusty smell in our wing. I had to hold my nose in the common areas.
3. Our wing was a little worn. The nicer, renovated rooms are in the same area as the reception desk on the ground floor. Our wing (2nd and 3rd floors) was accessed by a separate entrance . . .
4. . . . and we had to climb a VERY steep staircase--no elevator.
5. Breakfast was pretty meager for a B and B. Nothing warm, no protein except yogurt. Just cold cereal, juice, croissants, and those yummy scones.
6. Our room was sunny and had a view of the parking lot. My sister stayed in a higher priced suite--nicer but very dark.

Seeing that there isn't much competition, it's difficult to find really nice accommodations in downtown Port Townsend at a good price. It's hard to believe that the Bishop Victorian is rated #1.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Nice, France
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We recently spent two nights at the Bishop Victorian in charming Port Townsend. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and charm that continued throughout our stay. Our room was a suite decorated in a turn of the century flair and could not have been more comfortable or roomy. Breakfast is ordered the night before and delivered in a basket at your doorstep...the scones were homemade and the coffee was hot and just down the hall. The hotel is conveniently located in the center of town near many restaurants, shops and coffee bars. Our room was immaculate and the staff was extremely helpful in recommending excellent places to dine. All in all, it is a good value and a very nice property. Parking is available off the street as well.

Room Tip: Access to the rooms is by a steep staircase so I would recommend a second floor room for anyone who...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We just spent 3 nights in this Victorian Hotel in Port Townsend. Ms. Laura was the best hostess. She provide an informational map that helped us find lovely places to eat and engage in the "local" flavor of the town. The weather was awesome...Thanks for the memories!

Room Tip: Call in advance, they are really busy!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Renton, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had a great experience at the Bishop. Stayed for one night after visiting the Lavender Festival and I would love to go back and stay for a weekend or even longer!
The location is just right for walking Port Townsend, close to the Marina and just one block off the main street and all the shops and restaurants there. We parked the car and never needed it for the two days we were in the city. The staff was extremely friendly and our check-in was quick and easy. The room was very clean, and very charming with a sitting room complete with microwave, coffee pot, and a television for those who watch TV. Also movies available in the lobby if you like.
We opted for the continental breakfast which was left by the door in an adorable basket. They even give you an option for what time you'd like the breakfast basket set out for you!
Also got some great advice for our afternoon trip, we would have skipped Hurricane Ridge if not for the advice of the very nice guy at the front desk. Sorry I didn't get his name, but he re-directed us to our almost-cancelled trip up to the ridge and it was totally worth it!! Thank you to the Bishop staff, our short stay was an absolute success! We will be back!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are charming!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beaver, PA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I had the privilege to stay here for five days. I usually hesitate staying in similar places for you never know what kind of room you are getting and worry about cleanliness. However, I have to say, the room was very spacious complete with a kitchenette, very clean, and had a comfortable bed! The hotel is located very close to the downtown area and restaurants--all within walking distance.The only downside was a lack of an elevator. I at least received plenty of exercise for the week walking up and down the stairs from the 3rd floor. I enjoyed my stay and would certainly consider staying again if back in town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed two nights at The Bishop and everything was very good. We were close to everything and the hotel was clean and quaint. Another couple was travelling with us and they said everything in their room was great too. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This quaint hotel is old Victorian style and located in the heart of Port Townsend. Just a block off the main street there is lots of shops, coffee shops, galleries, and more. Also a very short walk to the marina if you love boats.

The room was quite small and old-fashioned but this is the Victorian way. There was a nice little sitting area in our room and a little kitchenette. There was a very simple continental basket style breakfast but a proper breakfast would be more appreciated and more fitting for this style hotel.
The staff were friendly and accommodating. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bishop Victorian Hotel
Address: 714 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5718
Region: United States > Washington > Port Townsend
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The top rated TripAdvisor hotel in Port Townsend is the Bishop Victorian, located in the heart of the Historic District with easy access to shops, restaurants and activities. The Bishop Victorian offers 16 suites, including ground level and two bedroom accommodations. Suites feature Victorian ambiance, private baths, fireplaces, convertible sofas and a continental breakfast delivered daily to your door. Each suite is outfitted with a mini or full kitchenette, including microwave, fridge and coffee service, and all guests have access to wireless or DSL connectivity from the comfort of their suite. High definition TVs, DVD players and a DVD library add to your enjoyment. The Bishop Victorian also offers meeting facilities for groups up to 35 people, and the outdoor tented garden venue provides a spring and summer location for weddings and other celebratory events for up to 200 guests. Preparing for an important event is effortless, with Touch of Health Massage Therapy and Izadora’s Tanning, Day Spa and Salon, both of which offer a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating services, conveniently located right next door. Children welcome and dogs are permitted in some designated suites and in accordance with our dog policies. Mid-week, commercial and government rates are available. Three-Diamond AAA rated. ... more   less 
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